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Cloud (remote) Solutions Architect in Phoenix, AZ at MDI Group

Date Posted: 12/13/2018

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
  • Location:
    Phoenix, AZ
  • Job Type:
  • Experience:
    5 to 10 years
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Job Description


Cloud Solutions Architect (remote)

Location: Phoenix, AZ

The Cloud devOps Architect is a key member of our Managed Cloud Operation Team. The Cloud devOps Architect is responsible for providing technical leadership on the team in the areas of day-to-day operations and project implementation, in partnership with other technical resources throughout, to ensure all SLAs and client expectations are met or exceeded.


 You have a passion for designing repeatable delivery process and implementing frameworks that enable products to flow quickly and safely to production with user feedback loop capability. You are regarded as an expert with not only strong process and automation skills, but an approachable style as well. You are proactive, always seeking ways to improve and simplify process through automation.  You enjoy being a technical lead and mentoring others on the team.                                                                                                                                                   

You will have experience supporting multiple product teams to fully automate the build, deployment, QA and delivery onto containers, hypervisors, cloud and physical devices.  You have a strong software engineering background with solid Linux systems experience that you’ll draw from to evangelize and drive DevOps best practices across the R&D product teams.  In addition, you will: 

  • Create business architecture models that reflect our strategies and goals
  • Locate ways to reduce costs in IT
  • Develop devOps pipeline to support continuous deployment of Managed Cloud standard architecture
  • Identify ways to increase employee knowledge and skills to support future growth
  • Provide business architecture and systems processing guidance
  • Share best practices, lessons learned and constantly updates the technical system architecture requirements based on changing technologies, and knowledge related to recent, current and up-coming products and solutions
  • Participate in activities related to the design, development and maintenance of the Enterprise Architecture
  • Recommend the most suitable technical architecture and define the solution at a high level
  • Recommend and participate in the design and implementation of standards, tools and methodologies.
  • Implementing and optimizing deployment pipelines, configuration management, monitoring and reporting tools to automate product deployments
  • Building and running production and internal business critical services
  • Overseeing Managed Cloud service delivery


knowledge in the following technology stack:

  • Kubernetes/Nomad orchestration
  • Ansible/Chef/Puppet
  • Micro services and Docker containers
  • Resilient Infrastructure design: Bare-Metal, Public and private clouds
  • Oracle RDS, EKS, and other AWS services
  • Software + Hardware LBs administration
  • Topology mapping
  • Hashicorp products (Terraform, Consul, Packer, Vault) 


  • 5-10+ years of Linux administration (RedHat, Centos, Ubuntu)
  • AWS Certified Solution Architect at least on Associate level (Professional is a plus)
  • 3+ years of Windows administration
  • 5+ years of Solutions/Systems Architect role
  • Bare Metal experience mandatory
  • Experience in building hybrid data centers (AWS/Bare Metal)
  • Expert knowledge of building CI/CD pipelines
  • Expert level programming in at least one programming language.
  • Require minimal supervision and works well in an Agile/Scrum environment.
  • Knowledge of Linux/Unix and Java build tools knowledge
  • Knowledge of scripting languages such as bash, groovy, python, etc.
  • Knowledge of configuration management tools such as Chef, Terraform or Ansible.
  • Good understanding of Networking (TCP/IP, Interfaces, Routing).
  • Ability to work efficiently under pressure on non-routine and highly complex tasks.
  • Team player with strong interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to work in a multicultural team spread across the globe (France, US, Noida, etc.).
  • Safeguard us and customer data through compliance with policies and the appropriate use of equipment and facilities. 


  • Bachelors or Master’s Degree in CS/CE or equivalent


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